Used Ford Mondeo Review (2014-2022) MK4

Independent review by Peter Hayward from Driving Force

4-minute read

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Ford Mondeo (2014-2022)

Versatile and practical, the Ford Mondeo provides textbook comfort and excellent economy

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  • Soft suspension
  • Petrol, diesel and hybrid engines available
  • Spacious storage space
  • More expensive than rivals
  • Poor quality materials used in the cabin
  • Less agile in corners
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What's the Ford Mondeo like?

Traditional saloons like the Ford Mondeo held sway in the large family car class for many years, belittling the sales of more reasonable and smaller models.

It was the quintessential company car for many and also sold in huge numbers as family transport with big interior space and a huge boot.

But the meteoric rise of the SUV eclipsed it and other traditional models in a very short time, with Ford’s own offerings like the Kuga, Nissan’s Qashqai and Vauxhall’s Crossland taking the sales.

However, the Mondeo still makes a deal of sense as a secondhand buy, not least because it’s cheaper than those competitors since it’s not so sought after.

It was available until 2022 as hatch, saloon and estate, and the hatch and estate are the obvious choices for family use.

For this appraisal, I’ll concentrate on the hatchback, but the details apply to all three variations.


Petrol, diesel and hybrid engines have been available, but the major sellers were diesels throughout the models' life, since those were the ones with the lowest emissions and cost company car drivers the least in personal tax.

The hybrid doesn’t come as a hatchback, only the four door, and some engines are only available with upper trim levels.

There are 1.6-litre and 1.5-litre diesels, plus three different power outputs from a 2.0-litre engine. The 1.5-litre TDCI, which replaced the 1.6-litre, has 118bhp and covers the 0 to 62mph sprint in 11.3 seconds while managing a very best of no less than 78mpg.

The 2.0-litre starts with 147bhp, which is enough for a 0 to 62mph sprint of 9.1 seconds and economy of 68mpg, and next up is a 177bhp version that can do 62mpg and reaches 62mph from rest in 8 seconds.

Finally, there’s a 207bhp model with a standard automatic gearbox. This covers the 0 to 62mph sprint in 7.6 seconds and is capable of 56mpg.

Petrol power starts with the company’s 1.0-litre Ecoboost turbo with 123bhp. It’s capable of 55mpg and reaches 62mph from rest in 11.6 seconds.

Then there is a 1.5-litre Ecoboost with 157bhp and it gets to 62mph from rest in 8.9 seconds while being rated at 48mpg.

Finally comes a 2.0-litre with no less than 236bhp. It covers the 0 to 62mph sprint in 7.6 seconds and has economy of 38mpg.

Driving Experience

In the past, before this model came out, Mondeos had been lauded for their excellent handling and roadholding.

But this one was given a softer suspension setup to give an excellent ride over all surfaces.
Peter Hayward

It's slightly less agile through the corners, but most drivers would only notice the difference in the more accomplished ride.

Interior and Equipment

Despite the hatchback’s sloping roof, there’s good space for five inside, and the 650-litre boot increases to 1,445 litres with the seats folded, enough to give some SUVs a run for their money.

There’s plenty of adjustment for the seats and steering column, while the fairly light steering works well, and all outside noises are well suppressed.

Added safety is very good so that as well as seven airbags, all have lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, cruise control and traction control.

Standard equipment is fair, but there is a wide range of further kit on the extras list and previous owners are likely to have added some of it.

Titanium trim brings sports seats, lumbar support for the driver’s seat, alarm, remote locking, climate control and sat nav.

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If you're on the market for a spacious hatchback that provides great comfort for you and your family, the Ford Mondeo is an excellent choice. A roomy cabin, with plenty of leg and headroom in the rear seats and a large boot, this SUV is a delight to ride in.

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